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#1 michael1968 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 11:35 PM

hey, i was wondering if anyone knew a thing or two about JD 140s. i was searching for one to make into a puller. i was wondering if they were hydrostatic or direct drive. also how much horsepower they have and if they would be better than a variable speed 110 for pulling.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 11:38 PM

They are hydrostatic not gear drive. There good tractors but I don't know about making one into a puller seeing their hydrostatic.They have a 14 horse Kohler engine.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 05:09 AM

The older ones pre 30,000 ser. no had a different rear axle.trans. setup which I don't think is as strong as the later Sundstrand 15/Dana rear axle setup that the later 140's and the older 300 series used. As hydro setups go that is a pretty strong outfit for pulling and the 312,314 300,316 single and 317 all used it. As far as pulling goes all the 300's would also be a good choice in a hydro tractor.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 05:56 AM

I'm not sure what you mean by direct drive, but the 140s had shaft driven hydrostatic transmissions in them, as mentioned above. They weren't gear drives nor belt driven.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 07:16 AM

The direct drive reference is from the Cub world where the drive shaft connects directly to the crank.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 07:33 AM

I would say to stay with the 110. If you want more hp put a bigger motor in the 110 depending on what class and if your club lets you.

If you want to pull with JD I would say look for a 214 or a 216 JD lawn mower. They have 14 and 16 hp engine and the gear shift- variable rear ends.

Use the 110 on the smaller class and the other on the hevier classes.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 05:51 PM

thanks for the help guys.




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